Decision details

Acquisition of Properties for Temporary Accommodation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To progress with making an offer for the acquisition of properties currently available on the market for the purposes of providing temporary accommodation


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That the Cabinet delegates authority for the negotiation, approval and completion of all relevant legal documentation to complete the proposed purchase as described in Section 6 below, to the Head of Strategic Housing Services, Head of Legal, Governance and HR and Head of Corporate Finance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Housing.

(Generic Delegations 2 & 3 will be used to enact this recommendation)



Reasons for the Recommendations


The Covid pandemic and the current economic climate has fuelled what is already a high demand on the homelessness service. In responding to this demand the Council has been forced to resort to some of the most expensive forms of temporary accommodation, such as bed and breakfast, commercial hotels and other forms of nightly paid accommodation.

Expanding the portfolio of Council owned temporary accommodation through the acquisition of properties will help alleviate some of these pressures.





Report author: Russell Allison

Publication date: 25/11/2021

Date of decision: 24/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/12/2021

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